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Airbag Warning Light May Illuminate Erroneously on Kia Sorento

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The airbag warning light may illuminate erroneously.  This can be caused by an internal defect in the control module. Replacement of the airbag control module with a revised part may be necessary to correct this concern.

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Kia Sorento Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 82,869 (13,900–221,000)
11 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
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Airbag light has come on for the second time. First time I took the car to dealer
and they fixed it. It has come on again. What is the problem?
OK HERES IS WHAT THE PROBLEM TO MY 2011 SORENTO WITH THE AIR BAG LIGHT ON, I TOOK IT TO WESOLOW KIA AND HAD TO PAY 110 DOLLARS JUST TO HAVE IT DIAGNOSED, THEY SAID IT WILL COST ME OVER 500 DOLLARS! AROUND 550 . ITS A "CLOCK SWITCH" THIS SUCKS, WAS NEVER EVEN IN AN ACCIDENT!
Airbag light comes on
Dealer wants $110 to run diagnostic test
Said out of warranty
This is not the first time this has happened
Really sick of the run around
The airbag warning light may illuminate erroneously. Kia Service said that replacement of the airbag control module needed to be done but I can not afford!
Parts and service for Kia is outrageous!
Airbag light has been on for several years now. Not sure of exact milage when happened but was in the 60,000 range. Refuse to pay for repair on faulty manufacturing when it was supposed to be warranted. They always find a loop-hole so we have to pay.
Today 10/8/2014 no problems with my vehicle. Left the park to return to work and my airbag light remains on.
air bag symbol stays on when driving wont go off, took to Wesolow Kia and cost 110.00 to diagnose, its the "CLOCK SWITCH" 530.00 TO FIX! WAS NEVER IN AN ACCIDENT, THIS SUCKS, STILL DIDNT FIX, NOW IN A CAR THAT MAY NOT DEPLOY AIRBAG! THANKS KIA
Airbag light came on suv never had an accident hard enough to set off any of the airbags and it has been over 1 yr since its bee fixed.
Airbag lit after dealership performed 3 recall items. They ran a diagnostic and said I need a new module that governs the airbag system. $863?
Well as you see I posted above that my air bag light came on right after my warranty! my Sorrento has never given me a problem, and now I only have one more year left of payments, yet because of this airbag light problem and they wanted to charge me 500 dollars, I will not buy another Kia, I don't feel safe and now have to wonder if that air bag will work or not. The reason I bought the Kia Sorento in 2011, was it had good safety ratings, they didn't tell you the air bag will only last 3 years!
Local Kia dealer quote to fix
was abt $300.00. Indicated guarantee
was to 60,000 mi. Rpted to NHTSA no ans.
No way will I pay that amt.
Right rear door handle came off in my hand as I tried to open the door. I popped it back on but now easily comes off again!
My airbag light has been on for the last 6 months. It wasn't a problem until I needed my inspection sticker for the next year. I'm struggling to figure out how to turn it off.